Rideout Law joins AZTV to explain current state marijuana laws.
On 4/20, attorney Brad Rideout of Rideout Law joined AZTV and host Brand Perry to break down the Arizona Marijuana laws and how to stay on the right side of the law for the holiday and beyond.
While the roots of 4/20 have been surrounded by many myths and truths, in today’s society, the day has been shaped into something like a drinking holiday. Despite the desire to “imbibe,” Rideout wants Arizonans to know the finer details of the law.
At the very core of the law, possessing marijuana when over the age of 21 is legal across the state. But when it comes to where one smokes and what they might do afterward, the law takes more shape.
A user is usually high for two to 10 hours after ingestion, whether that is through smoking or a type of edible. In that time, a user can receive a DUI if they are driving.
Officers across the state are being taught to look for the signs in a driver who is under the influence of marijuana. As well, if a passenger in a car is smoking, they can also face legal charges.
Smoking in public is not allowed under the law. The same applies to federal land around the state. Being charged for smoking on federal land can also lead to federal changes since marijuana isn’t legal at the national level.
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